Cypress Forest PUD’s Operator EDP (Environmental Development Partners) is gearing up for what could be a prolonged hard freeze. If it gets as cold for as long as what is currently forecasted (Sunday / Monday /Tuesday time frame), we expect widespread customer frozen pipes and pipe breaks when it begins to warm. This could result in numerous service calls for no water and broken pipes. Their resources will be stretched. Therefore, we ask or residents to prepare your homes and protect outdoor faucets, hose bibs and irrigation systems exposed directly to the cold. Check your favorite weather sites. EDP follows https://spacecityweather.com/ for weather forecasts.
On December 10th, 2020, Tom Petrick received a DRAFT term sheet for a proposed transaction between Cypress Forest PUD (the “PUD”) and the Harris County Flood Control District (“HCFCD”) from HCFCD. HCFCD proposed to convey the 27 acres that it acquired from the Raveneaux CC owners to the PUD in exchange for approximately 140 acres owned by the PUD. The proposed 140 acres includes approximately 35 acres east of Champion Forest Drive and approximately 105 acres along Cypress Creek west of Champion Forest Drive. The CFPUD Board rejected the DRAFT term sheet at its January 5th, 2020 meeting and authorized its committee of Tom Petrick and David Normand to meet with interested golf groups to discuss considerations of potential golf operations within terms of any land exchange agreement with HCFCD. The CFPUD Board expects to continue discussions with HCFCD on a potential land exchange after taking feedback from the potential golf operators.
Please note: during each of the holiday weeks, there will be only one collection day for household trash, green yard waste, and bulk waste: Tuesday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 29th. No recycling will be collected on these dates.
Texas Pride observes two (2) holidays each year. Following is the upcoming holiday schedule:
- Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020; and
- New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2021.
No household trash, bulk waste, green yard waste, or recycling will be collected on the holidays.
Please remember to always keep the curbsides free of all green yard waste and bulk waste on days that are not scheduled collection days. Thank you!
Texas Pride Disposal is our new solid waste and recycle collection company. If there are any issues with service, please contact their Customer Service via their website (www.texaspridedisposal.com/CFPUD or email@example.com), or at (281) 342-8178.
A summary of the service guidelines is being included in the CFPUD August billing. That summary is also attached.
Texas Pride Disposal completed the delivery of their new recycle carts to the CFPUD residents on Sunday, July 12. They provided backdoor trash service on Tuesday, July 14, and will provide backdoor trash and recycle service on Friday. Contact their Customer Service group if there are any issues with not receiving a cart, etc. – or if there are any start-up questions or issues. They can be reached via their website (www.texaspridedisposal.com/CFPUD or firstname.lastname@example.org), or at (281) 342-8178.
WCA has completed the picked-up their recycle carts. Most of the carts have been removed, but there are a few carts remaining at some homes. WCA informed us Monday night that they are not returning to pick-up any carts that may have been missed. If you want those carts (Royal and WCA) removed, contact Texas Pride Disposal Customer Service and they will assist you.
The lid on the new recycle cart says to place it curbside. That does not apply to our district. We have contracted for backdoor service and Texas Pride will collect recycle (and household trash) backdoor. They do want it visible from the curb so their crews can easily find it.
The transition to Texas Pride Disposal is well underway. Details for the transition and the new provider are on the CFPUD Website: (www.cyforestpud.com).
The swapping out from WCA recycle carts to Texas Pride carts is underway, but not yet complete. Texas Pride delivered their new carts to many residents today, and will finish the distribution to the entire district tomorrow (Sunday, July 12).
WCA is still in the process of collecting all of their carts (WCA and Royal). They began the process on Friday, and as previously reported, they extended the process through today. Unfortunately, after collecting carts in only a portion of our District today, WCA informed us that they are not able finish the operation by this weekend as promised. They stated the remaining carts will be collected on Monday and have requested that our residents leave them out by the curb. Please comply with their request. There are some recycle carts that have not been brought down to the curb, so there is some extra time to do so. We will continue to diligently monitor WCA until they complete the task.
To recap: WCA’s last day of service was July 10. They plan to pick up the rest of their recycle carts on Monday. Texas Pride will complete the delivery of their new recycle carts on Sunday, July 12 (at the end of the driveway). Texas Pride will provide our customary backdoor service starting July 14.
We apologize for WCA’s delay in removing their carts, and look forward to Texas Pride Disposal taking over trash collection this Tuesday. We thank you for your patience during this transition.
The transition to Texas Pride Disposal was communicated yesterday via an alert. Details are on the CFPUD Website: (www.cyforestpud.com). There are two revisions to the plan for swapping out the recycle carts.
WCA just informed us that they want to “make sure that residents leave WCA recycling carts out through Saturday.”
Texas Pride says that the delivery of their new carts was delayed, so they will be delivering them on Saturday (and Sunday if needed).
To recap: WCA’s last day of service is July 10. They plan to pick up their recycle carts no later than Saturday. Texas Pride will be delivering new recycle carts on Saturday July 11 (at the end of the driveway). Texas Pride will provide our customary backdoor service starting July 14.
We appreciate everyone’s patience during this transition.
Texas Pride Disposal is the new trash/recycle collection company for the district, effective July 14. They will be delivering new recycle bins on July 10 or July 11 (at the end of the driveway). WCA’s last day of service is July 10, and they plan to pick up their recycle bins (labeled WCA and/or Royal with the yellow lid) on that day. If you have a driveway gate, please make sure the recycle bins are placed outside of it so WCA can access them.
Texas Pride will provide our customary backdoor trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting July 14, and will collect recyclables backdoor on Fridays. The welcome letter from Texas Pride (with service and contact details), is attached. The Texas Pride Disposal website (www.texaspridedisposal.com/
We appreciate everyone’s patience during the transition, and are very pleased to have Texas Pride Disposal as our new partner.
CFPUD’s current trash contractor, WCA, has provided an update as to how they will service our district due to the COVID-19 situation, effective June 16. The update can be found on their website: wcawaste.com/covid-19-houston, and also on the CFPUD website: cyforestpud.com. Starting with the June 16 service they will:
- Resume backdoor service for household trash on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- Resume backdoor recycle collection on Fridays. .
- Limit yard/bulk collection at the curb to two waste items.
Their update states that “As a reminder, due to COVID-19, please make sure all your trash/refuse is bagged and sealed, and wherever possible, placed in containers. Loose items will not be collected.” WCA’s Sales Representative for our district, Anne Wilhite ((713) 539-9075 or email@example.com), further states that “Only two items outside the carts or cans will be picked up.” Feel free to contact WCA directly if needed, especially for missed pickups.
As communicated earlier, the PUD Board has formally approved Texas Pride Disposal as the new trash hauler for the district. They plan to be in position to provide full backdoor and recycle service for us no later than mid July.
We appreciate everyone’s continued patience with the recent service. We will continue to communicate to you any changes as they occur.